by Bernard D. Brown

They fell in love through their letters. Between 1941 and 1945, Bernard wrote a total of 246 handwritten letters to Selma. Writing daily to his childhood friend Selma from army college in Oklahoma, boot camps in Georgia and Texas, and the WWII front lines in France and Germany, a teenage Bernard’s letters chronicled the young infantryman’s experience during WWII. Their young love flourished amidst the background of Bernard’s war experiences. “Fate is on our side” is a recurring theme as Bernard never faltered in his belief that he would safely return to Selma’s arms. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House at the Rood Family Pavilion in Portland, Oregon.

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From my first “cold call” with Patricia to working with Claire and Kim at Luminare Press, it couldn’t have been easier! As a first-time self-publisher, everything and everyone was organized and efficient to make it easy for me. Working with Claire Flint Last as the designer was amazing. She captured the essence of my vision on the cover and worked closely with me on all design changes needed to complete this beautiful book of letters my father sent my mother during WWII. I cannot recommend Luminare Press more highly Shelly N. Brown